Long Way from Home

By Clabough, Raven | The New American, August 6, 2018 | Go to article overview

Long Way from Home


Clabough, Raven, The New American


When 67-year-old Belinda Whitaker's wheelchair broke down on the road in Smyrna, Georgia, she was lucky enough to be graced by the presence of 24-yearold Bilal Quintyne, who pushed her and her heavy wheelchair all the way home, the Washington Post reported.

Whitaker recalls that the wheelchair battery had died, and she was stranded on a road relatively close to a busy area, but no one stopped to help her for 45 minutes, except for one passerby who helped her back into her wheelchair after she was thrown from it by the initial jolt of the wheelchair's sudden stop. Thankfully, Quintyne happened upon the scene.

Quintyne was preparing to go for a run with his trainer when he noticed Whitaker and approached her to ask what was wrong. Whitaker explained and asked if he could call someone for help. Quintyne did more than that, though. "I'll do you one better," he said. "God blessed me with an able body. I'll push you home."

He pushed her all the way back to her senior living home, which was no small feat. The chair alone is 360 pounds and the walk was approximately 30 minutes.

Quintyne's trainer captured a video of his good deed and posted it on Facebook, where it has been viewed millions of times.

Amazingly, Quintyne and Whitaker did not exchange information during their journey home. Neither knew who the other was until a friend of Quintyne's recognized Whitaker at a local gas station from the Facebook video. In the same week, Whitaker's pastor, Stephan Bell, saw the video on Facebook and recognized his parishioner. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Long Way from Home
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.